One player that has long been on the recruiting radar screen for college coaches and college football fans is Delray Beach (Fla.) Atlantic Community safety/wide receiver Preston Parker. He is drawing interest from schools all around the country and could likely be very highly ranked when the initial Rivals.com rankings come out in June.
"I'm hearing a lot from all of the Florida schools especially Miami and Florida State," Parker said. "Boston College, Louisville and Maryland are all schools that have recently really starting sending me a lot of stuff. Alabama, FLorida and UCLA all invited to me their junior days, but I won't make it because they are all too far and I don't have a ride or anything."
The 6-foot-0, 175-pound Parker runs the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds, has a 30-inch vertical jump and a 4.1 second shuttle.
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"I've called and talked to coach Meyer at Florida already and the wide receivers coach at Miami too," Parker said. "They have said that they really like me a lot and want me to come to their camp this summer. I am going to try and go to as many of the camps as I can, I know for sure that I will be at the NIKE camp at Miami in April."
As a junior, Parker caught 23 passes for 450 yards and earned all-region and all-county honors for his efforts.
"I am looking at a lot of different places right now," Parker said. "I will probably go to camp at Miami and Florida and I really want to try to get up to Maryland to check and see what they are all about. I really wanted to check out UCLA too, but I think that is just too far way to do."
At any rate, Parker knows what he wants to do with his life and will seek out the best opportunity to help him acheive that goal.
"I want to go to a school that will give me a chance to play early," Parker said. "I don't want to redshirt. I really want to be an actor and I love math so I want to go to a school where I can pursue that."